The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 31


Adams Lodge of Elks:
Burger and Brew night, $7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 63 Center St., Adams.

Berkshire Carousel: Open noon to 6 p.m., 50 Center St., Pittsfield, 413-499-0457.

Berkshire Community College: New student orientation, campus tours, barbecue, entertainment. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., Paterson Field House, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Bridge Group: Duplicate bridge; all skill levels welcome, refreshments provided, $7 per player, 12:45 to 4 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Info or request a partner: 413-551-7922.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

Columbia County Fair: Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, agricultural exhibits, midway rides, games, music, and more, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; demolition derby at 6:30 p.m., 32 Church St., Chatham, N.Y.;

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Elul Warm Up" with Rabbi Jodie Gordon at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Mulberry Hair Company: Pop Up Market featuring local vendors, to benefit the Berkshire Immigrant Center, 5 to 8 p.m., 27 1/2 Rosseter St., Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Coffee with mayoral candidates, 6 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Recycling: Paper Recycling for curbside pick up this week.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

Olga Dunn Dance Studio: Fall registration and open house, 3 to 6 p.m., historic Great Barrington train station, 46 Castle St., Great Barrington, 413-528-9674.


Berkshire Athenaeum:
Yoga with Kate Fortier, bring your own mat, 7 to 8 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Blood drive: 2 to 7 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Chair Yoga: $13 drop in, first class free, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-3964 and/or 413-442-0829.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.


Bushnell-Sage Library: Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3 to 4 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Family Center: Gym Playgroup for walking children up to age 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Lee Library: Thursday Crafternoon, Collage a Vision Board, 3 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.


The Bookloft:
Community poetry night; read your favorites or some of your own, or just listen. Arrive early to sign up to read. Refreshments provided. 6 p.m., 332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.


The Barn:
Berkshire Dance for the Arts Collaborative, Summer Wrap Party "Karaoke Lounge Evening," $5-$35 donation, 7 to 10 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Panchos Mexican Restaurant: Live music every Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., 156 North St., Pittsfield.


Mount Greylock State Reservation: Story Walk, 10 a.m.; Interpreter's Choice, 1 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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